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Knockaderry Clouncagh Drama Group's Production of "The Loves of Cass McGuire" Reviewed

Following their  hugely successful production of Jim Nolan’s ‘Moonshine’ last year, the Knockaderry Clouncagh Drama Group, directed by Johnny Corkery, are back once again, this time with yet another poignant Irish play, Brian Friel’s ‘ 1,127 more words


Game Masters, Faith Healer and new Scottish writers

A museum exhibition on gaming, a play about a faith healer and some hot new writing talent are featured in my latest column for the Scottish Review.

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Language Is a Virus from Outer Space

A version of this article appeared in Lakbima News on Sunday November 6 2011

What did William S Burroughs mean when he wrote that language is a virus from outer space? 1,346 more words

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Speaking in Tongues : Part II

To return to the discussion on language and inherent superiority, it is often only with the native’s complicity that this script gains credence and is entrenched. 1,197 more words


Speaking in Tongues: Language and Identity in Brian Friel’s Translations

My feeble attempts to go native, so far largely limited to partaking freely of the local stout, have of late lent themselves to a sampling of Irish literature. 1,014 more words


Faith Healer Review: Losing Faith in Friel

Órla Murray and Susie Dalton, two Irish lasses who love a bit of theatre, went to see Faith Healer at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, on Friday 16th January 2015. 951 more words